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northerly

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Nature, Meteorology
northerlynor‧ther‧ly /ˈnɔːðəli $ ˈnɔːrðərli/ adjective  1 SGTTtowards or in the north We set off in a northerly direction.2 DNHEMa northerly wind comes from the north
Examples from the Corpus
northerlyIn Shetland the situation is a bit confused by the migration of birds from other, usually more northerly areas.A helpful northerly breeze was filling the sails, so that they were building up gentle speed across the waters of the bay.Burnt Island, on Placentia Bay, re-ported a large flame and heavy explosion in a northerly direction...Turning from or on to northerly headings the compass will give an indication of a turn in the opposite direction.It lay on a narrow plateau above the fens, the houses strung along the northerly of two converging roads.The lowest, most northerly point is the slabby Seaward Cliff.Amelia took the more northerly route east on her way home.So best wishes to Rosalind, the Society's most northerly teacher.in a northerly directionBurnt Island, on Placentia Bay, re-ported a large flame and heavy explosion in a northerly direction...
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